Thursday, September 22, 2016

Fall Picture Schedule

Here is the photo schedule for the Fall 2016 season. It's important that all players be on time for the team photo. Even if you don't plan to buy photos, please attend the photo session for your team. You can print out the order form in advance - click the PDF icon to the right.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

On Saturday, August 20th, we will hold the draft day for U10 and U13 players (except Highlands teams). On Sunday, August 21st, we will hold the draft day for U8 players (except Highlands team).  If you have a player in U8, U10 or U13, it is very important that they attend the draft event in order to balance the level of teams within the age group. Those players not in attendance will be randomly selected to be on a team.

All coaches for U10 and U13 teams must be at the field at 9:00am to receive equipment and initial orientation.
Here is the schedule of events for Saturday:
9:00am - COACH Check-in and orientation
9:30 am - U10 Player Check-in
10:00 am - U10 Player Evaluations Begin
10:30 am - U13 Player Check-in
11:00 am - U13 Player Evaluations Begin

All coaches for U5, U6 and U8 teams must be at the field at 2:00pm to receive equipment and initial orientation.

Here is the schedule of events for Sunday:
2:00pm - COACH Check-in and orientation
2:30 pm - U8 Player Check-in
3:00 pm - U8 Player Evaluations Begin

Coaches only-Draft will begin following the end of player evaluations.

Proper soccer equipment is suggested (shin-guards, cleats or good turf shoes). Please make sure you arrive in a timely manner. If you have any questions, use the contact form, and we will reply promptly.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Advanced training offered for select Rec League players in Fall 2016!

Macon County Soccer Club is offering advanced training for select Recreation League Players in Fall 2016 - our Rec Select program.

In conjunction with the Macon County Soccer Academy, the club is offering a weekly training session for interested Recreation League players in Fall 2016, which will finish up the fall season with one or two home games with regional opponents. This is a great opportunity for players to get advanced training, conducted by licensed Academy coaches. This program is available to boys and girls born in 2008 or 2009.
A once-weekly training session will be held at the Industrial Park fields during the regular Recreation league season. The cost of the program is $40, which includes a jersey, 7 or 8 training sessions, and 1 or 2 Sunday home games with regional opponents and/or mixed Academy teams. 

To sign up for the program, add $40 to your registration fees when you register for the Recreation League (in the donation field), and put “Rec Select” on the comment line. If you register in person at the Community Building or at Sports Zone or Twice Played Sports, write "Rec Select" on the application. For more information, email the Academy Director.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

We need volunteers!

Franklin and Macon County: We need volunteers more than ever!  

Thank you all for your participation in our soccer programs this spring and last fall. We are grateful that you choose to participate in soccer, with all of the other alternatives that are available to your children.

We depend on volunteer effort for many club functions, starting with coaches and assistant coaches, coordinators, schedulers, and managers of different functions of the club. Our board members also fulfill core functions required by our Association's charter with NCYSA.

At the moment we have very few board members and volunteers who have children in the recreation league. Most of us who volunteer and hold board positions have children who have aged out our rec program. For the upcoming fall season, and going forward, we will need more volunteer participation from the community to help run our soccer programs.

We would like to invite you to attend a board meeting to find out the different things we do, and where we need help. Our next board meeting is scheduled for next Monday June 6th at 7:00pm, at First Christian Church. Some of the volunteer roles that we need the most help with are:

Recreation Coordinator
Awards Coordinator
Equipment Coordinator
Field Maintenance (lining, painting)
Web site / PR

If you are interested in finding a rewarding volunteer role and helping our club, please come out to our board meeting on Monday.

Monday, May 16, 2016

All youth players invited: Nantahala Adventure 3v3 tournament

Swain Youth Soccer Association (Bryson City) is hosting the Nantahala Adventure 3v3 Shootout soccer tournament June 18-19. The tournament is open to the U8-U18 age groups, plus an adult division.

Participants in the tournament also receive a FREE pass to the ZIP Line Adventure Park at the Nantahala Outdoor Center, good during the weekend of the tournament. Also included are discounts on rafting and tubing. For more information, visit the facebook page, or see the tournament registration site.

This tournament is a Qualifying event for the Challenge Sports 3v3 National Championship, at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, at Walt Disney World Resort, July 29-31, 2016.  The top 4 teams in each division qualify.